DUNDALK FM is introducing a number of new shows this month in a bid to broaden the audience appeal for the local community radio station.
From midday find out what’s in ‘The Lunchbox’ - a fast moving upbeat show with local music, sports, cultural and arts events and an energetic outside broadcast team.
The Afternoon show starts at 2pm with a team led by Joe Duffy with Anthony O’Hagan, Sean Callaghan and Jim McAteer. At 4pm ‘The Drive’ crew of Tracey Hanby, Valentino Tendai, Sean Donnolly and Liam Kearney will feature a blend of music and entertainment aimed at a younger audience.
The station has also just started production on some local radio programmes including ‘Ruaille Buaille’ - a 20 part Irish language show with local musicians singing in Irish and a panel of guests. Dundalk FM is currently looking for participants from the Dundalk area.
The second programme is a 45-minute documentary about Joe McEntee, a man who made dreams become a reality for many young people in the 1940s and 1950s by organising a local fife and drum band, a football team, a boys club, pitch and putt course and regular snooker tournaments. In April, there will be a new show from Development Perspectives and a Dundalk FM chart show with young DJ Adam Heslin.